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Securing Your Child’s Safety in Social Media

Written on July 19, 2011 by Lulu

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How sure are you that your kid is safe while using the Internet? All We Like shares with you some tips on how to secure your kids from dangerous Social Networks.

There are lots of social websites emerging every day that are made for kids. However, as a parent, you should be sure that the site where you let your child sign in and surf is safe for them.

Before you let your child join a social website, you must first ask several questions to be assured that it is suitable for your kids. Ask them who manages the site, and make sure that they have a good reputation in running a site that requires child safety measures. The people behind the must have a good track record of managing an online community, and they must be endorsed by people or groups that you trust.

Members joining the site must be validated, and be sure that they are real kids. Children joining the site must have their parents permission, while parents must provide their full contact information to be validated by the community organizers. There should be a communication monitor that will scan every conversations done inside the social site. The site must prevent its user from using foul words, insulting and even bullying other kids. It must also have a trained human mediators to make sure that the children are behaving well when communicating to each other.

Once your child joins the site, there are still several things that you must do to protect him on every possible danger that could occur inside the site. Make sure that your contact details are updated, so the mediators can approach you in case of emergency or a problem. As a parent, you must also put an eye on every move your child does. Encourage your child to use the in a place where you could see him and check their behavior inside the social site. Talk to your kids on about the do’s and don’ts in using the , since parents are considered to be their first teacher.


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